Company History

James Melhorn's fascination with the carpentry trade began when he saw his Grandpa Lehman shaving a piece of wood with a hand plane. Those simple curlicues were enough to inspire him. He began his carpentry career working with a developer in the Union Deposit area. After a slow time in 1975 and a passion to develop a company that builds to a better standard, he began his own company. After 10 years of growing, Melhorn Builders was incorporated in 1985. With the accounting and administrative expertise of his wife, Mary Jane, the company celebrated its' 35th year in May of 2010! During those 35 years, Melhorn Builders has been serving all of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and it's suburbs, including: Mechanicsburg, Lewisberry, Camp Hill, Dillsburg, Union Deposit, Colonial Park, Cambers Hill, Hummelstown, Middletown, Susquehanna Township, as well as the counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, and York, PA.

Jerrold Melhorn grew up around the building trade, knowing very well the ups and downs of the building market as well as the long hours and hard work it takes to keep a small business running. Jerrold anxiously awaited days off school and summer vacation to join his father on the jobsite, learning the building trade and the craftsman he employed. After picking up a small business management minor in college, Jerrold partnered with his father in the family business in 2005.

In the first 20 years, we built many custom homes, as well as completing a lot of remodeling and additions. In the past 15 years, we have chosen to specialize in the remodeling and addition market, enjoying the challenge of making it look like we were never there. We take a look at the original design and structure and do everything we can to ensure that the addition does not look like an addition. This takes a lot more planning and attention to detail than starting with a blank canvas. We take the time in preparation to ensure that the process flows smoothly, working with current building codes in a 40 or 60-year-old house. This all takes immense familiarity with both the building codes and local municipalities. These types of details are where we excel. Every house is different, and none of our projects are cookie cutter. Each project is tailor-made for the specific customer and existing conditions. We enjoy and thrive on these challenges.

A new homebuilder is mainly interested in getting the sale of the house. The chance that the customer is going to build another house soon is minimal. With our business, most of our client list has had more than one project done by us. We do very little advertising and yet we are blessed to be booked normally 3 months out. We attribute this to the grace of God and to the loyalty of our customers. 90% of our business is referrals and repeat business. This is why we are always working toward complete satisfaction. We truly desire to “build” clients for life, by building their dreams. We do not have the glitz and glamour of a larger company, like the showroom and the billboard along the highway, but we do guarantee that our work is done right, period. We guarantee that our projects will not end up on the next episode of “Holmes on Homes”. Our family owned business allows us to keep a tight rein on the quality of the work that we put our name on.

Call 717-766-4804 for your next remodeling project!

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Serving all of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and it's suburbs, including: Mechanicsburg, Lewisberry, Camp Hill, Dillsburg, Union Deposit, Colonial Park, Cambers Hill, Hummelstown, Middletown, Susquehanna Township, as well as the counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, and York, PA.